Ron Howard has made a movie about men who drive around in circles accessible for everyone, not just race fans. Good on him.
Google could be under scrutiny for allegedly promoting its own services over competitors' in search rankings.
Rounding up the WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for the week of 1/26/2009.
Google has been given the green light to swallow up Motorola, so expect the two to become one next week.
When Josey Aimes (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region -- the iron mines. It's an industry long dominated by men, in a place unaccustomed to change. Encouraged by her old friend Glory (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand), one of the few female miners in town, Josey joins the ranks of those laboring to blast ore from rock in the gaping quarries. She is prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging. When Josey speaks out against the treatment she and her fellow workers face she is met with resistance -- not only from those in power but from a community that doesn?t want to hear the truth, her disapproving parents and many of her own colleagues who fear she is only making things worse. In time, even her friendship with Glory will be tested, her already difficult connection with her father, a lifelong miner, will be pushed to its limit and elements of her personal life exposed to scrutiny. The fallout from Josey's battle to make a better future for herself and her children will affect every aspect of her life, including her relationship with her young daughter and her sensitive teenage son, who must first cope with the embarrassment of his mother's sudden notoriety and then face harsh details of her past she was hoping he would never have to know. Through these struggles Josey will find the courage to stand up for what she believes in -- even if that means standing alone. Inspired by a true story, North Country follows Josey's journey on a road that will take her farther than she ever imagined, ultimately inspiring countless others, and leading to the nation's first-ever class action lawsuit for sexual harassment. Directed by Niki Caro. Also starring Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson.
If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.
Google creates energy subsidiary and submits a request to buy and sell electricity. It's part of Google's goal to use large amounts of renewable energy to offset its carbon footprint.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's order paves the way for Google to become a major energy player.
Some of Google's experiments on YouTube are now visible to all. They do not inspire confidence.